EU and UN discuss reception centers outside Europe

EU and UN discuss reception centers outside Europe

World June 28, 2018 17:54

brussels - The plan to transfer migrants picked up at sea to shelters outside Europe can be further developed in cooperation with the UN. The condition is that the heads of government give the green light. EU foreign chief Federica Mogherini said at the EU summit in Brussels that she works together with the UN organizations UNHCR (refugees) and IOM (migration) around these 'disembarkation platforms'.

The Italian and top executives of both organizations are working on a 'sustainable framework' in which human rights and international law prevail. The concept has the support of many government leaders, but is not yet very concrete. For example, there are no countries in Africa that have shown interest. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he saw opportunities to close deals as with Turkey. 'That has to be designed practically quickly. '

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker asked for 'some restraint. We can not decide here in Brussels for North African countries. We are working on it, but we should not give the impression that there is neo-colonialism. 'German Chancellor Merkel also said that' we first have to talk to those countries '.

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